The Martin Way allotments are located in Raynes Park on two sites either side of Martin Way, close to the Bushey Road junction - see location map. We are one of 18 allotment sites in the London Borough of Merton and one of only 5 that are self-managed (although MAGA are waiting to sign the formal agreement with LBM). We have over 250 plots spread across our two sites, the east side and the west side, covering an area of over 4.5 hectares (11 acres).
All quiet for the time being! For a list of 2020 events please see here.
Working parties - many thanks to the volunteers who braved the sunshine and searing heat to clear brambles on the East Side on 12 October and take down the marquee on 9 November!
Pumpkinfest 2019 - a very successful end of year social; more details here
September 2019 newsletter - the latest newsletter is out and can be found here
Produce show 15 September - we had a strong turnout, with some cracking entries here
We are a very active de facto self-managed site with a relatively short waiting list; currently we have around 95% of our plots let. We have a shop which is open at weekends during the growing season from February to October (Sundays only during July and August), along with an adjacent accessible toilet.
We have regular events, including a plant sale in spring, a produce show at the end of summer and a pumpkinfest at the end of October. We expect plot holders to assist with site working parties during the year as any members of a small community would do to help each other.
If you would like to come and see us, please come to one of our social events and introduce yourself, come into the shop during opening hours or email us using 'get in touch'. If you would like to take up a plot and you are resident in Merton please read the Apply for a Plot page, taking note of the commitment in having an allotment!
One of our plot holders has been writing a blog about his plot since 2012 - read here